Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s son gets jail time for stabbing neighbor over trash cans squabble
Adam Abdul-Jabbar, the son of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, was sentenced to six months in jail after stabbing his 60-year-old neighbor in June 2020 after getting into a heated altercation involving trash cans in their Southern California neighborhood.
The younger Abdul-Jabbar used a hunting knife to stab the victim several times at the back of his head. According to the prosecutors, as cited in the report of ESPN, the man suffered a fractured skull and almost died due to blood loss when rushed to the emergency room.
The report added that the victim confronted Abdul-Jabbar for not taking in trash cans for the latter’s elderly roommate.
Adam Abdul-Jabbar, 29, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of carrying a dirk or dagger, with sentencing enhancements for inflicting great bodily injury, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office.
With Abdul-Jabbar appearing to only get a light sentence, District Attorney Todd Spitzer, said in a statement that the penalty isn’t commensurate to the crime.
“This slap on the wrist is an absolute miscarriage of justice. This man nearly bled to death in front of the emergency room doors after being stabbed so violently over and over that his skull was fractured.”
The son of the Lakers icon could even evade prison time as probation officials will still decide whether he will be permitted home confinement.
As of posting, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has yet to comment on the matter.